Former Girardi Keese Lawyers Lose Bid to Toss Missing Money Suit

July 20, 2021, 3:39 PM

Former Girardi Keese attorneys David Lira and Keith Griffin lost their bids to dismiss a lawsuit brought by plaintiffs’ firm Edelson PC over allegedly embezzled Boeing settlement funds, after the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois rejected their challenges to its jurisdiction.

But Edelson’s claims—as far the firm asserted them—on behalf of the firms’ former shared clients, who are family members of people who died aboard Lion Air Flight 610 when it crashed in 2018, were dismissed.

Edelson’s complaint sought to recover its fees and to locate and secure the remainder of the missing settlement funds but ...

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